Did You Know There is a New Vaccine Recommendation for Adults Age 65 and Older
Adults 65 years of age or older are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease.
11 days ago - National Care Planning Council - 2 articles
Hepatitis A exposures at New York restaurant, senior home
An employee at a restaurant and a senior living facility in Erie County, NY, who was infected with hepatitis A while working exposed hundreds of people to the highly contagious...
14 days ago - Food Safety
How the Flu's Severity Will Effect Healthcare Spending
In addition to starting earlier, this season's influenza is also remarkable for spreading throughout the United States relatively quickly-with all the continental U.S. states...
26 days ago - Managed Healthcare Executive
ProscaVax reduces prostate cancer disease progression
Phase 1a study results showed ProscaVax increased PSA doubling time and increased immunity to PSA, according to a manufacturer-issued press release. ProscaVax is a novel...
1 month ago - Healio
Most older adults think nursing homes should require staff flu shots
Almost three-quarters of older adults think nursing homes should require all staff to get the influenza vaccine and most said they would be less likely to choose to reside in a...
1 month ago - Healio
Weekly Health Quiz: Mushrooms, Depression and Salt
1 Which popular mushroom contains the highest amounts of the two master antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione? Reishi Cordyceps Porcini Mushrooms are some of the most...
2 monthes ago - Mercola
In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine
Developing a universal flu vaccine that would protect against all seasonal and pandemic strains of the flu virus is no easy task, and new research suggests that one of the most...
3 monthes ago - University of Rochester Medical Center - 2 articles
Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped Years Before It Starts?
Some people might question if Alzheimer's disease can be stopped before it even starts. Many schools have joined the search for getting rid of Alzheimer's disease. There is a...
3 monthes ago - Health Status
Flu vaccine: The other ‘pneumonia shot'
Being an infectious disease pharmacist and having children has its advantages. Children contract many different infectious syndromes, which allows me to take advantage of that...
4 monthes ago - Healio
Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors
Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over.
4 monthes ago - Medical News Today
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Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid can Contribute Parkinson's Disease
Alpha-synuclein protein levels were found to be lower in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty.
Irregular Sleep in Menopause Linked to Hot Flashes, Depression
Menopausal women with sleep problems face a higher risk of hot flashes and depression.
Bedridden from the flu? Medicare can't help you
It's a particularly nasty flu season this year, expected to be one of the worst in history... and since it peaks through March, it's not over yet. In fact, it hasn't even...
The Risks of Fish Oil Supplements
It's been a bad few years for fish oil, as I discuss in my video, Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation. Claims were crushed that the long-chain omega 3s in fish...
The cage that cuts the number of times men need the loo
A tiny wire cage may help men suffering symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The cage, implanted under sedation in five minutes, is designed to improve urine flow without any need...
Is Hydroxychloroquine Effective in Treating Hand Osteoarthritis?
Hydroxychloroquine when given to treat moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis was found to be not very effective.
Rheumatoid Drug No Help To Arthritis Patients
According to the researchers behind the new study, hand osteoarthritis affects up to 31 percent of people over 70 and up to 15 percent of those older than 60.
Failure to Recognize Memory Loss Predicts Alzheimer's Conversion
Lack of awareness of cognitive decline in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment is linked to the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers amyloid and tau, and with fast...
Low protein levels linked to posture and gait problems in Parkinson's, finds...
A new study has linked low levels of alpha-synuclein in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Parkinson's to postural instability and gait difficulty.
Data detectives shift suspicions in Alzheimer's from usual suspect to inside...
The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published...